Recently, former NBA (National Basketball Association) star Shaquille O’Neal was “almost knocked out” by social media sensation Hasbulla Magomedov. Taking to Instagram on Saturday, Mr Shaquille, better known as Shaq, shared a video in which the 3ft tall Hasbulla was seen punching the 7ft tall NBA legend in the face .
The short clip opened to show the couple sitting on a boat in Sydney, Australia. While Shaq seemed busy on his phone, Hadbulla was seen telling everyone to shut up. The internet star then tapped Shaq on the shoulder and landed a punch directly in his face which caught the former NBA player off guard.
“@hasbulla.hushetskiy nearly knocked me out,” Shaq captioned the post.
Watch the video below:
The whole ordeal seemed like a lot of fun as after taking a punch, the NBA legend pretended to be knocked out. At the end of the clip, Shaq was also seen giving a thumbs up with a wide grin on his face.
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Since being shared, the short clip has garnered over 14 million views and over a million likes. Internet users found themselves divided.
While one user wrote: ‘The showdown we didn’t expect but needed’, another jokingly added: ‘Shaq thought it was a mosquito bite’.
A third said, “That’s very cute and funny.” “Shaq could throw it playfully as a three-pointer,” the fourth hilariously commented.
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Hasbulla Magomedov is a social media influencer from Dagestan, Russia. He has amassed nearly 3 million followers on Instagram. He mostly shares pranks and parody videos about mixed martial arts (MMA), his life, his friends, and the money he makes.
Hasbulla is 19 years old and about 3ft 3in tall. Many may assume he is much younger, due to his short stature and high-pitched voice, but that is the result of Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) otherwise known as dwarfism.
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